EP030 – Using #WordPress for Your #SmallBiz /w @sereedmedia – #WPblab

This week on WPblab Bridget Willard & Jason Tucker speak with Sé Reed of Sé Reed Media about how small businesses can use WordPress. There is much ranting and raving about the difficulties of getting small businesses to choose WordPress over companies like Wix and Squarespace. Sé shares her perspective on educating new users to WordPress and her quest for making the entry level of self hosted WordPress easier for small businesses.

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423 responses to “EP030 – Using #WordPress for Your #SmallBiz /w @sereedmedia – #WPblab”

  1. Verious Smith III Avatar

    Hopefully starting again soon

  2. TechnoSiren Avatar

    I have a lot of WP implementer friends who are too daunted by WordCamps

  3. Verious Smith III Avatar

    I have been working on something for the beginners in my paused Saturday Schools.

  4. Kevin Hoffman Avatar

    who said WordCamps are supposed to be for beginners? isn’t it supposed to be a spectrum novice to advanced?

  5. Verious Smith III Avatar

    What would that be aboput?

  6. TechnoSiren Avatar

    which breaks my heart because let’s make this inclusive!

  7. Verious Smith III Avatar
  8. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @techno_siren yes!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Kevin Hoffman Avatar

    anyone who is not familiar with anything feels intimidated… this is not WP exclusive

  10. Verious Smith III Avatar

    I deal with lots of beginners in my meetup group

  11. Verious Smith III Avatar

    Small business owners who know little to nothing

  12. TechnoSiren Avatar

    we need to make the web easy. if getting content is a pain point but your client is on Twitter all the time – boom, there’s your content. WP is so flexible, let’s put it in the service of small biz and creators

  13. TechnoSiren Avatar

    instead of in the service of devs

  14. Verious Smith III Avatar

    They cannot teach they MUST be taught.

  15. TechnoSiren Avatar

    who want to learn it!

  16. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @techno_siren so smart!

  17. Verious Smith III Avatar
  18. TechnoSiren Avatar
  19. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @techno_siren Thanks hopping on.

  20. TechnoSiren Avatar

    unleashed the TRUTH

  21. Verious Smith III Avatar

    That’s an interesting proposition.

  22. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @kevinwhoffman it’s a maybe right? unknown

  23. Verious Smith III Avatar

    @YouTooCanBeGuru Sink or Swim!

  24. Verious Smith III Avatar

    @kevinwhoffman yeah, true. It’s easy for those immersed in the tech to not realized there are those who have never been exposed to it.

  25. Verious Smith III Avatar
  26. Kevin Hoffman Avatar

    I don’t think it’s because they are too aware of Woo and other stuff. I think it’s because they just don’t know about WordPress period.

  27. TechnoSiren Avatar

    just updating the Readme to indicate the latest version of WP it’s compatible with would keep it updated

  28. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @techno_siren oh wow

  29. Verious Smith III Avatar

    I remember that. It sucked!

  30. Verious Smith III Avatar

    He broke millions of websites’

  31. TechnoSiren Avatar

    yeah I remember that

  32. Mario Silva Avatar

    took his ball and went home

  33. TechnoSiren Avatar

    yep 301 redirect. Yoast used to do that. ?

  34. TechnoSiren Avatar

    update the Readme!

  35. Verious Smith III Avatar

    it was 11 lines of code.

  36. Kevin Hoffman Avatar

    so what’s the alternative? hide or remove a functional plugin because it’s old?

  37. Kevin Hoffman Avatar

    plenty of devs have moved on

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